frustrating Ashley Frahs Due March 20; 3 kids; Shafer, Minnesota 7 posts
Mar 13th '13

Uh I am 39 weeks and so ready for my little man to be born. My 1st baby was a week overdue and my 2nd and had to be induced was 11 days early ( still had to be induced though because even after my water broke my labor stopped), so I was hopin this one would come early to. I had my 39 week check up yesterday and my doctor said she may be able to strip my membranes so after checking me I was 2-3 centimeters dialated (have been for about 2 weeks) and she triied to strip them but I was still pretty "thick" she said so she didn't get to much. Hopefully my lil man will make his debute soon cause we are so ready for him. I would hate to have to be induced with all 3 children as I was hoping to have a "natural" birth without any drugs of any sort with at least one of my children. I've tried every natural remedy out there from n****e stimulation to walking to sex and am taking primrose oil for about 4 days now. Hopefully I go soon.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Mar 13th '13

You aren't even due yet.. Why not wait and let him come on his own?

Your due date can be off by 1 week either way. So instead of opting to be induced just wait for him to come, You can safely go up to 2 weeks, which is then considered over due.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
Mar 13th '13

Hang in there mama, your almost done. Just stay active and hope for the best. I hope your LO comes naturally for you! Good luck!

Ashley Frahs Due March 20; 3 kids; Shafer, Minnesota 7 posts
Mar 13th '13

Well actually most doctors and midwifes don't like to let you go more than a week overdue because after 41 weeks the baby begins to stop living off the placenta which is why my 1st doc induced me at 41 weeks with my first daughter. I'm trying to hang in there buut it is getting hard. I'm not a very big girl and my baby is already measuring at over 7.5lbs and my uterus is measuring 41 weeks so its getting hard to do a lot.